PechaKucha Presentation

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Lisa Bollinger

Events Manager, Arts Huntsville in Huntsville

SPACES Sculpture Trail


Lisa Bollinger has been with Arts Huntsville for over four years and has served several roles, including her current position as Events Manager. Lisa coordinates events to include Concerts in the Park, Art Tour of Homes, the Monte Sano Arts Festival and Panoply and the most recent iteration of the SPACES Sculpture Trail in 2016, now getting ready for the next round in 2018.  Lisa doesn’t consider herself an artist but embraces and enjoys coordinating and organizing art events and supporting and working closely with artists.

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Steel Sculptures

@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

George Schroeder, works in steel, aluminum, and many other metallic elements to produce sculpture oftentimes based in expressing sound forms. His work is often large in scale, and here he discusses his numerous public installations. 

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Soft Sculpture Art

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 07, 2013

Erica Gray discusses her artwork focused around soft sculptures or the use of fabric and other soft, pliable materials to create sculptures. Listen as she discusses her past exhibits of soft sculptures which have featured sea anemones, pipes, and animals. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 10, 2014. 



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How Art Brings People Together

@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

"This project, I've been interested in 2 disciplines, the public art and my painting were never together and I thought, how can we make this work together?"

In How Art Brings People Together, from PechaKucha Night Melbourne Vol. 22, Helen Pollard explains her public art projects which utilize recycled materials and incorporate local surroundings. She also explains how she formed an art studio which now functions as a social space for people in the community. 

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Bike-Powered Kinetic Sculpture

@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2014

Sculptors Raymond Rawls and Lorraine Duerden explore the potential for using abandoned, recycled bicycles as the foundation to create large-scale ambulatory kinetic sculpture. Here they speak about the creation process of these animal-themed rideable sculptures, and the community parades where they put them on display.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 14, 2014. 

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Concepts in Time and Motion

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Jonathan Schipper captures a moment of time through sculpture - developing ideas of time, space, speed and motion by crashing two cars together incredibly slowly over the span of two months. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2015.

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What Sculpture Gives to Me, What I Hope Sculpture Can Give to Everyone

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

Contemplating retirement after successive careers as an attorney then city administrator in his hometown of Batavia, Illinois, Bill McGrath has begun pursuing his love for art, specifically working in metal sculpture. Sculpture, like any artistic endeavor, presents the opportunity to express oneself to others, but also requires some emotional distance to remain true to one’s visions. He also shows how public art, sculpture in particular, can add to a community’s sense of place by speaking to values, history, and universal experiences, such as fear.

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Walking Cubes

@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Chris Boyd Taylor, a professor of art at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, gives us the short and skinny on his carreer in sculpture.

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A poetic vision - the Sunshine Coast poetry trail

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

The Sunshine Coast Pente Poets (including Judith Bandidt, Deanne Lister and Lyn Browne) set off on a mission to bring poetry to the people by making it accessible within the local environment. The first year of their grassroots community project saw the poets investigate a variety of Sunshine Coast locations from 'hinterland to headland', exploring innovative ways of embedding poetry in natural, and built environments and writing about what they discovered. A cross-arts sculptural approach has since been used linking the visual arts with the literary arts through the creation of public art pieces with poetry as an intrinsic element.  

The Hinterland Poetry Trail took shape during 2016 and 2017 at three sites. Inspiration for both poetry and sculptures was drawn from the history, heritage and unique environments of the three locations.

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The Indian Trail

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Mia Lipstick has strong roots in Bridgeport, especially to Beardsley Park. She tells the story of two kids enjoying the natural beauty of a trail along the water in the park, accompanied by Native American ghost spirits who encourage them to take care of the earth.